Stories from Ancient Egypt


Author: Tyldesley Joyce,Joyce A. Tyldesley,Julian Heath
Publisher: Rutherford PressLtd
ISBN: 9780954762216
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
View: 4025
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is a retelling of Egyptian stories for children (ages 6-11 depending on reading skill) with question and answer sections, a hieroglyphic alphabet and original black and white line drawings by Julian Heath. It is the children's version of Tales from Ancient Egypt, also published by Rutherford Press Ltd.

Tales of Ancient Egypt


Author: Roger Lancelyn Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147519179
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4061
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 1967.

Ancient Egypt

Tales of Gods and Pharaohs
Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076365308X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 6305
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Retells nine tales of ancient Egypt, including the story of Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of the earth, sky, and rain.

The Orchard Book of Stories from Ancient Egypt


Author: Robert E. Swindells
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781843623069
Category: Gods, Egyptian
Page: 90
View: 5163
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Enter a magical world of gods and sorcerers with these spellbinding stories from Egyptian mythology, retold by prize-winning author, Robert Swindells.

Writings from Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395966
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 7120
DOWNLOAD NOW »
'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.

gods and myths of ancient egypt


Author: robert a armour
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774246692
Category: History
Page: 207
View: 6638
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs by Egyptologist Edwin Brock and drawings by Elizabeth Rodenbeck that show the gods in their characteristic forms." "Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the sun god Ra, the tragic tale of Isis and Osiris, the burlesque of Horus' battle with the evil Seth, and the "gods of the intellect" Thoth and Maat. Now with an updated bibliography and new appendices, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt


Author: Gaston Maspero,Hasan M. El-Shamy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019517335X
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
View: 4024
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The tales of ancient Egypt have for centuries delighted and spurred the imagination of anyone who loves a good story, yet sadly, many of these tales have fallen into obscurity over the years. Now these stories have been brought back to life for a new generation of readers. When first published in 1882, the folktales collected in Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt comprised the first anthology of ancient Egyptian narratives ever to be compiled into book form. The culmination of a life's work by Gaston Maspero, a towering figure of nineteenth-century Egyptology, it presented a wealth of information on Egyptian culture, language, history, and society. Since its publication, additional texts have been discovered, deciphered, or translated into modern languages. The present collection is made up of twenty-four tales gleaned from countless ancient written sources, and from a variety of historical periods. It contains some of the most ancient folktales in existence, such as The Tale of the Two Brothers, thought to be the oldest in the world. Other stories include King Khufui and the Magicians, The Lamentations of the Fellah, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventure of Satni-Khamois with the Mummies, The Doomed Prince, and The Story of Rhampsinitus. This edition contains a new Foreword that introduces Maspero and describes his work, and provides for the first time extensive identifications of the ancient stories in terms of international tale-types and motifs. Certain to be of interest to folklorists, this classic collection will also amuse parents, students, storytellers, and anyone who enjoys authentic folk wisdom.

Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt


Author: Gaston Maspero
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Egypt
Page: 316
View: 3892
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Legends of Ancient Egypt


Author: M. A. Murray
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486154750
Category: Social Science
Page: 80
View: 8215
DOWNLOAD NOW »
11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.

A History of Ancient Egypt

From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
Author: John Romer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250030102
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 300
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how, over more than a thousand years, a society of farmers created a rich, vivid world where one of the most astounding of all human-made landmarks, the Great Pyramid, was built. Immersing the reader in the Egypt of the past, Romer examines and challenges the long-held theories about what archaeological finds mean and what stories they tell about how the Egyptians lived. More than just an account of one of the most fascinating periods of history, this engrossing book asks readers to take a step back and question what they've learned about Egypt in the past. Fans of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra and history buffs will be captivated by this re-telling of Egyptian history, written by one of the top Egyptologists in the world.

Gods of Ancient Egypt


Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486420882
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3768
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Fact-filled coloring book includes 14 boldly outlined full-page illustrations of supernatural beings worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, among them Osiris, the god of fertility and farming; Anubis, the jackal-headed god; Isis, the goddess of love and motherhood; and Horus, depicted as a human male with the head of a falcon. Informative captions.

Tales from Ancient Egypt

The Birth of Stories
Author: Loren R. Fisher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160608657X
Category: History
Page: 114
View: 6935
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Egyptian tales witness to some of the great moments in the history of Egyptian literature and represent the earliest beginnings in world literature. Many literary critics do not seem to know the importance of Egyptian prose tales told for entertainment (including C. S. Lewis, who does not know that the "marvelous that knows itself as myth" was alive and well by 1800 BCE). Unlike some other ancient states, both Israel and Egypt wrote epic tales in prose. And these great prose stories are important for the study of the Hebrew Bible. Some of the most exciting narrative prose parallels to the Hebrew Bible are found in the stories from Egypt. The details may vary, but in the setting, the purpose, the vocabulary, and the genre of the stories, one can find many similarities. Contents 1 The Story of Sinuhe: A Wanderer on the Earth 2 The Enchanted Prince 3 The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor 4 The Journey of Wen-Amon 5 A Dialogue between a Man and His Ba

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt


Author: Joyce Tyldesley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196376X
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 9946
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From Herodotus to The Mummy, Western civilization has long been fascinated with the exotic myths and legends of Ancient Egypt but they have often been misunderstood. Here acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley guides us through 3000 years of changing stories and, in retelling them, shows us what they mean. Gathered from pyramid friezes, archaological finds and contemporary documents, these vivid and strange stories explain everything from why the Nile flooded every year to their beliefs about what exactly happened after death and shed fascinating light on what life was like for both rich and poor. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, maps and family trees, helpful glossaries explaining all the major gods and timelines of the Pharoahs and most importantly packed with unforgettable stories, this book offers the perfect introduction to Egyptian history and civilization.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426318618
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 5629
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.

Egyptian Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195170245
Category: History
Page: 257
View: 1008
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition


Author: Michael D. Coogan,Mark S. Smith
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 1611641624
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 9149
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt


Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679604294
Category: History
Page: 656
View: 4413
DOWNLOAD NOW »
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters. Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline. Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other. From the Hardcover edition.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt


Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: DAVID D. NICKERSON & COMPANY
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 250
View: 454
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt The dead man was practically at the mercy of the living for subsistence in the otherworld. Unless his kinsmen continued their offerings to him he was indeed in bad case, for his ka would starve. This ka was his double, and came into the world at the same time as himself. It must be sharply distinguished from the ba, or soul, which usually took the form of a bird after the death of its owner, and, indeed, was capable of assuming such shape as it chose if the funeral ceremonies were carried out correctly. Some Egyptologists consider the ka to be the special active force which imbues the human being with life, and it may be equivalent to the Hebrew expression 'spirit' as apart from 'soul.' In the book of Genesis we are informed that God breathed the breath of life into man and he lived. In like manner did He lay His arms behind the primeval gods, and forthwith His ka went up over them, and they lived. When the man died his ka quitted the body, but did not cease to take an interest in it, and on occasion even reanimated it. It was on behalf of the ka that Egyptian tombs were so well furnished with food and drink, and the necessities, not to say the luxuries, of existence.

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt


Author: Elizabeth Payne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307813991
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 7120
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was a great civilization that thrived along the banks of the Nile River. But when its cities crumbled to dust, Egypt’s culture and the secrets of its hieroglyphic writings were also lost. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt explains how archaeologists have pieced together their discoveries to slowly reveal the history of Egypt’s people, its pharaohs, and its golden days. From the Trade Paperback edition.